184 – Merriam: Guts and Governance, the Bull Terrier, Breeders | Pure Dog Talk

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“Guts and Governance” of purebred dogs, the Bull Terrier and Breeders Hon. David Merriam was given a White Bull Terrier in 1953. “Gigi” was the gift that keeps on giving, starting a 65-year love affair with the breed and purebred dogs. When Merriam was given Gigi, he had some Collies. “They were not very good…

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183 — Solving the Mysteries of AKC Points and Divisions | Pure Dog Talk

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Solving the Mysteries of AKC Points and Divisions AKC releases a new point schedule every year in May to determine how many entries it takes to earn championship points in each breed. Intermittently, the “divisions” that address alignment of regions in which certain point schedules apply are adjusted as well. On May 16 this year,…

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182 – Love the Breeds: Clumber Spaniel Roundtable | Pure Dog Talk

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Love the Breeds: Clumber Spaniel Roundtable Clumber Spaniels are not for everyone, these three breeders say, but for those who love them, they’ll never have another breed. Shedding, snoring and slobbering aside, they agree that the dedication and humor of the Clumber Spaniel is what endears them to their owners. “You can come home from…

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181 – Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors | Pure Dog Talk

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Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors Dog show judges, their knowledge and skill level are a constant topic of conversation in purebred dogs. This isn’t a new discussion. From the days when new judges were hand-picked by one of the “in crowd” to today’s more egalitarian system, the role of adjudicating in a subjective…

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180 – Veterinary Voice: Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” | Pure Dog Talk

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Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” Frozen semen is an investment not only in one family of dogs, but in the future of the breed in question. Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD takes us through a checklist of important considerations for preserving genetic material from our best dogs. First, Greer said, be sure the semen…

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179 — Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds | Pure Dog Talk

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Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds The Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation, created by members of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, is a non profit organization dedicated to raising funds for health research in their beloved breed. A low registration breed with a relatively small gene pool, the breeders were making progress on the breed’s…

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184 – Merriam: Guts and Governance, the Bull Terrier, Breeders | Pure Dog Talk

“Guts and Governance” of purebred dogs, the Bull Terrier and Breeders Hon. David Merriam was given a White Bull Terrier in 1953. “Gigi” was the gift that keeps on giving, starting a 65-year love affair with the breed and purebred dogs. When Merriam was given Gigi, he had some Collies. “They were not very good…

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183 — Solving the Mysteries of AKC Points and Divisions | Pure Dog Talk

Solving the Mysteries of AKC Points and Divisions AKC releases a new point schedule every year in May to determine how many entries it takes to earn championship points in each breed. Intermittently, the “divisions” that address alignment of regions in which certain point schedules apply are adjusted as well. On May 16 this year,…

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182 – Love the Breeds: Clumber Spaniel Roundtable | Pure Dog Talk

Love the Breeds: Clumber Spaniel Roundtable Clumber Spaniels are not for everyone, these three breeders say, but for those who love them, they’ll never have another breed. Shedding, snoring and slobbering aside, they agree that the dedication and humor of the Clumber Spaniel is what endears them to their owners. “You can come home from…

read more

181 – Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors Dog show judges, their knowledge and skill level are a constant topic of conversation in purebred dogs. This isn’t a new discussion. From the days when new judges were hand-picked by one of the “in crowd” to today’s more egalitarian system, the role of adjudicating in a subjective…

read more

180 – Veterinary Voice: Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” | Pure Dog Talk

Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” Frozen semen is an investment not only in one family of dogs, but in the future of the breed in question. Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD takes us through a checklist of important considerations for preserving genetic material from our best dogs. First, Greer said, be sure the semen…

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179 — Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds | Pure Dog Talk

Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds The Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation, created by members of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, is a non profit organization dedicated to raising funds for health research in their beloved breed. A low registration breed with a relatively small gene pool, the breeders were making progress on the breed’s…

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178 — Bergit Coady Kabel: “Groomed to Perfection” | Pure Dog Talk

A Legend in the Terrier Ring The 2012 Winkie Award for Best Professional Handler, said it best: “A legend in the Terrier ring, Bergit Coady Kabel’s dogs are always groomed to perfection and flawlessly presented. Always polite and professional, she is totally dedicated to her dogs.” Hard Work and Dedication Bergit was someone I admired…

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177 — Developing An Eye For a Dog: Recorded LIVE | Pure Dog Talk

Developing An Eye For a Dog: Recorded LIVE San Mateo Kennel Club invited PureDogTalk to sponsor a live expert roundtable at its all-breed show in March. Exhibitors who participated were treated to a rare opportunity to interact directly with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sport. Judges Pat Trotter, Desmond Murphy and Ken…

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176 — NAIA’s Patti Strand on Pet Expo for Public Outreach | Pure Dog Talk

Pet Expo Provides Public Outreach Opportunity Patti Strand, President of the National Animal Interest Alliance, has spent nearly 30 years attending America’s Family Pet Expo in Orange County, Calif. Instead of insisting that JQ Public meet purebred dogs only at dog shows, where most of us are too busy to actually interact with visitors, Strand…

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